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Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU

AAA - 2 Diamond

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The Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU offers an unbeatable San Diego location, close to San Diego State University & Qualcomm Stadium. The hotel features affordable rates and comfortable accommodations. Highly ranked on TripAdvisor and is one of the only hotels in San Diego with no hidden fees. We offer a complimentary continental breakfast, Wi-Fi, parking and movies. Guests of the Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites will find that each spacious accommodation and suite features thoughtful touches to make every stay more comfortable, including a DVD player, complimentary high-speed internet access, cable satellite television with HBO, ample desk space, single serve coffee maker and an iron and ironing board. For long-term guests, kitchen units with full-sized appliances are available, with special discounts for extended stays. The hotel is perfect for families looking for value while visiting students at San Diego State University, construction crews wanting weekly and monthly stays, patients visiting nearby Alvarado Hospital or Sharp Grossmont Hospital. With so much to explore in San Diego, just hop on the trolley! There are two stops less than 1.5 miles away at San Diego State University. Let the trolley whisk you away to Old Town, Little Italy, the Gaslamp Quarter, Qualcomm Stadium, Petco Park, the Convention Center and Tijuana, Mexico. Other attractions around this San Diego hotel include Viejas Arena, SeaWorld, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo. Complete your stay by waking up to a complimentary continental breakfast with many kosher items and featuring a variety of morning-time favorites, like make your own waffles, relaxing at the outdoor heated pool with BBQ grill, surfing the web on the lobby computer and using our on-site laundry facility.

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6474 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego
United States
AAA - 2 Diamond


Pets: No Pets accepted
Check-in & Check-out
15:00:00 | 11:00:00


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6474 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego
United States

What's nearby?


  • 1 mile(s) from La Mesa

  • 3 mile(s) from Lemon Grove

  • 5 mile(s) from El Cajon

  • 17 mile(s) from Chula Vista

  • 19 mile(s) from La Jolla

  • 20 mile(s) from Coronado

  • 22 mile(s) from Del Mar

  • 35 mile(s) from Escondido

  • 38 mile(s) from Carlsbad

  • 1 mile(s) from San Diego State University, and Cox Arena

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 1131 traveller reviews
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Need for internet speed !

10/11/2019 Storyteller625112,

I Couldn’t find any mishaps ,Internet speed is the fastest I’ve experienced ,good for downloads and updates so the stay was excellent ,, I would definitely come back here again , internet is importan... more


Good Value

10/11/2019 marinaeberwein, Orange, California

The first room was next to some party animals, and it smelled like urine. The friendly fro t desk immediately moved us and the next room was super nice. It was like a little 2 room suite with a kitche... more


Great location if you like beer!!

05/11/2019 Pearl65, Hampshire

We stayed here when visiting the Viejas Arena to see The Who. We stayed 3 nights so had time to see San Diego and the location worked perfectly. You need to drive to the arena and the signage is vir... more

Owner Response
generalmanager6474, Manager at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your wonderful review with our TripAdvisor community. I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed your most resent stay with us. As you mentioned we are a short drive to Viejas Arena which makes it a perfect location to stay for concerts or venues being held there or for our SDSU parents as well! We are a small hotel with a single-minded dedication to consistent service, quality, and value. We believe our AAA 2-diamond hotel is well located, friendly and very clean. I'm glad we were able to provide everything we strive to provide to each one of our guest. We appreciate hearing how lovely our Front Desk agents were, giving you directions and recommendations of local restaurants or things to do in San Diego. Our team takes water conservation seriously, you are right, it is a waste or water and energy. We are pleased that you took part in helping us conserve those two important tings. We have also implemented "going green" in our breakfast room by providing corelle and silverware for our guest to use and plastic-ware only upon request. Once again, thank you for staying with us. It was a pleasure serving you and your family, we hope to serve you again in the near future Yours In Hospitality, Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites

Close to college activities

31/10/2019 Ukelele9, Palm Desert, California

Hotel is located close to most San Diego State University. Walking distance, about 1.5 miles to outdoor theater for concerts etc. Good restaurants close by also walking distance. Will stay again f... more

Owner Response
generalmanager6474, Manager at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for selecting the Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites as your hotel of choice during your visit to San Diego. As you mentioned we are within minutes to many of San Diego's top attractions including SDSU, Viejas Arena, San Diego Zoo, Sea World, USS Midway and our local beaches. On your next visit feel free to stop by our Front Desk and ask our agents for a list of restaurants which include some of our favorites! If you choose to dine in, we also have a movie library or board games for families to enjoy. We provide DVD players in every guest room! Again, thank you for staying with us. We hope to serve you again in the near future! Yours In Hospitality, Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites


27/10/2019 angstr, Mill Valley, California

From friendly and efficient staff, to excellent amenities and cleanliness, this property hit the mark. Clean, well cared for, attention to detail. I recommend without hesitation. Great value. Laundry... more

Owner Response
Michelle C, Front Office Manager at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello angstr, Wow! What an awesome review! Our entire staff here at the Lamplighter Inn, work hard to provide superior service and ultra clean accommodations in order for our guests to feel welcomed and comfortable. It's always nice to hear positive thoughts from our guests- you made our day! We truly appreciate that you took the time to share your experience here on Trip Advisor and we all thank you for your recommendation! We hope to serve you again if you're ever in town again. Please call us direct so we can give you the best price, service and selection. Yours in Hospitality, Michelle C. Front Office Manager